Category Archives: Washington Post

Workers are ghosting their employers like bad dates

Economists say silent exits are on the rise. Economists report that workers are starting to act like millennials on Tinder: They’re ditching jobs with nary a text. “A number of contacts said that they had been ‘ghosted,’ a situation in which a worker stops coming to work without notice and then is impossible to contact,” […]
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Here’s how to win on climate-change policy

As the United Nations climate conference enters the home stretch, a sense of gloom is setting in. Not only are global greenhouse gases projected to increase by 2.7 percent in 2018, but the solution that economists have long considered the most cost-effective — a carbon tax — just suffered two blows. Its recent defeat in France and Washington state is leading […]
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Education Department to fix problems in popular grant program for teachers

Teachers, advocacy groups and lawmakers have pressed the department to fix what they say are glaring problems in the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant program, widely known as TEACH. The U.S. Department of Education will erase the debts of teachers whose federal grants were erroneously converted into loans, addressing a long-standing […]
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Telemedicine surging in US but still uncommon

Study says method saw an annual average compound growth rate of 261 percent from 2015 to 2017. Although telemedicine visits have increased sharply in the United States in recent years, the vast majority of American adults still receive care from doctors in person rather than via remote technology, a new study suggests. The goal of […]
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Who cares for volunteer caregivers when they get sick?

Our medical system places heavy burdens on loved ones. The American health-care system is difficult to navigate for the sickest patients, with family and other informal caregivers bearing a significant amount of this load. For the substantial number of these nearly 44 million caregivers who have major medical problems of their own, this work comes at a […]
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We’ve become addicted to the income stagnation story. It’s probably not true.

Debate over wage growth must reflect solid realities, not politically convenient sound bites. We in the media have a problem. Actually, it’s a big problem for all Americans. We have become addicted to the notion that, except for the top 1 percent or the top 10 percent, the incomes of most Americans have stagnated for […]
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Generic drug price-fixing investigation expands to 300 drugs and 16 companies

Executives fixed prices and blocked competition in their “sandbox,” authorities say. Executives at more than a dozen generic-drug companies had a form of shorthand to describe how they conducted business, insider lingo worked out over steak dinners, cocktail receptions and rounds of golf. Source: Generic drug price-fixing investigation expands to 300 drugs and 16 companies […]
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Can Instagram shut down these Maryland marijuana dispensary accounts?

Instagram shuts down the accounts of medical cannabis dispensaries, sometimes in error. By the time they opened this spring, the founders of the Peake ReLeaf medical cannabis shop in Rockville had already created a social media following. They knew that promoting cannabis on Instagram — often the platform of choice in the marijuana industry — […]
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How domestic violence leads to murder

The Washington Post found that nearly half of the women who were murdered during the past decade were killed by an intimate partner; in five cities, about a third of the male killers were known threats. Ciera Jackson filed for a restraining order, claiming in court documents that her ex-boyfriend Victor Whittier had sent a […]
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The Cybersecurity 202: Internet ecosystem needs a complete overhaul to be cybersecure, House panel warns

But Congress has little leverage to make it happen. It will take a very long time and a gargantuan effort before the technology Americans rely on is safe from hackers, according to a report from a congressional panel that has spent five years in the cybersecurity trenches. The strategy document released last week from the House Energy and Commerce […]
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